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Aloo Mirch

Pairs well with roti and dal for a homely meal.


  1. Potato (4)
  2. Capsicum (3)
  3. Onion
  4. Tomato (1)
  5. Garlic
  6. Ginger
  7. Oil & Ghee
  8. Cumin Seeds
  9. Sugar
  10. Turmeric Powder
  11. Red Chilly Powder
  12. Coriander Powder
  13. Garam Masala


Boil Potat

I use a pressure cooker because it’s convenient and fast and you save energy using this utensil. Throw in your potatoes and put enough water to submerge them 75% or even 100% for good measure. Put it on the stove at high, wait for the first whistle which should happen around the 5-6 minute mark and then reduce the flame to low. Set a timer for 12 minutes and let it be. I prefer to use (time, intensity) for my pressure cooker recipes over number of whistles because the latter has always appeared very wonky to me.

Mise en Place

  1. Peel 6 garlic cloves and chop them up roughly.
  2. Peel and cut up 3 inches of garlic into strands.
  3. Medium dice two onions.


  1. Heat a pan, then add 1 tablespoon of oil then let that heat up. (medium flame)
  2. Add in a large pinch of cumin seeds and let it cook for 20-30 seconds.
  3. Add in the ginger and garlic and cook until its rawness disappears.
  4. Set the flame to medium.
  5. Add in the onion. Cook it and stir it ocassionally until its soft.
  6. Add in the capsicum, 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp ghee.
  7. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes, ocassionally stirring it around.
  8. In the meantime peel and dice the boiled potatoes and tomato.
  9. Add in the potatoes. Then 1 tsp red chilly pwd, turmeric.
  10. 1/2 tsp coriander and garam masala. Then Salt.
  11. Mix it around with care as to not break up everything.
  12. Cook for 5-7 minutes on low flame covered. Ocassionally mixing it with care.
  13. Turn off the flame. Add in chopped fresh coriander if available.